3. Prior to the implementation of the SMF, Reserve Bank would provide an interface to the Indian entities, to input the data on total foreign investment in a specified format. The interface will be available on RBI website www.rbi.org.in from June 28, 2018 to July 12, 2018. Indian entities not complying with this pre-requisite will not be able to receive foreign investment (including indirect foreign investment) and will be non-compliant with Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and regulations made thereunder.
4. The entities may be in readiness with the requirements to be provided in the Entity Master at Annex 1. The format of the SMF is at Annex 2. The final form, when hosted, will be available in the Master Direction-Reporting under FEMA, 1999.
5. AD Category-I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their customers / constituents concerned.
6. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.
(Shekhar Bhatnagar) Chief General Manager in Charge